When I look back at my early designs, although decent I now realize I had a lot to learn... LOL, I can laugh about it now because I know that was part of the journey to get to where I am today. And, I also, know that I am still learning and continuing to grow. You never are too old or too experienced to stop learning your trade.
My journey began about five years ago. It was first started as an idea, then turned into a dream, that surprisingly became a passion.
I knew that I wanted a business that my sons would be able to be a part of...A family business. A business that we could do together while learning and growing along with the business. My motto was: "One for all and all for one." We sink or swim together and sinking was not an option... so we learned to swim.
How did it come together?
Well, I've always been artistic and creative. I first started painting when I was young and grew into graphic design as I got older. Fortunately, my son's also inherited my creative side.
Next came the idea to put two things I was and still am passionate about together. The first being my love of art and graphic design. I love being able to utilize my creativity by making an idea come to life. The second was a passion to bring back the city I grew up in. I wanted to show the positive aspects of Detroit.
I wanted to show the greatness and beauty that is still detroit. I showed that beauty by putting my designs and images of all that is wonderful about Detroit on t-shirts. Over the years the business has grown to include not just t-shirts but other apparel and accessories as well.
And, that is how Detroit Style T-Shirts was born...A labor of love for me and my boys still today! :)